Daily Archives: 2013/08/13

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Is Using Obviously Faulty Models to Pretend Crumbling Nuclear Reactors Are Safe via WashingtonsBlog

Ignoring Basic Engineering Science Puts Us All At Risk Faulty assumptions by America’s financial regulators led to the 2008 crash … and many other disastrous results. Similarly, America’s main nuclear regulator – the Nuclear Regulatory Commission – made numerous assumptions … Continue reading

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Federal appeals court orders Obama admin to move forward on Yucca Mountain nuclear dump via The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been violating federal law by delaying a decision on a proposed nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. By a 2-1 vote, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the … Continue reading

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Chernobyl’s new protective shell taking shape via DW

The new protective shell over the damaged Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Chernobyl is starting to take shape. But, it’s not meant as a final solution for the site and financing for the project remains uncertain. Several hundred builders are … Continue reading

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福島第1原発:汚染水流出 福島、隣県漁業者の怒りと苦悩 via 毎日jp

東京電力福島第1原発で くみ上げが始まった放射性汚染水の問題が、福島県や隣県の漁業者をさいなむ。東日本大震災と原発事故から2年5カ月余り。ずっと操業再開に傾注してきただ けに、今ごろになって東電が海への流出を認めたことに「風評被害が助長される」「努力が水の泡。痛恨の極みだ」と激しい怒りが噴き出す。いつになれば心置 きなく出漁できるのか−−。 沿岸漁業の自粛が続く福島県。2012年6月に試験操業を始めた相馬双葉漁協(相馬市)は9日、9月に 予定していたシラス漁などの試験操業を延期する方針を固めた。組合員から「風評被害に拍車がかかる」などの意見が相次いだため。約1年かけて対象魚種を計 16種類に広げ、出荷にこぎつけた。佐藤弘行組合長(57)は「本格操業に向け努力を続けてきた漁業者にとって痛恨の極み」と悔しさをにじませる。 同じ9月に初の試験操業を始めるはずだった、いわき市漁協も延期方針を決めた。 続きは福島第1原発:汚染水流出 福島、隣県漁業者の怒りと苦悩

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Russia’s Rosatom eyes nuclear contracts in Britain via Reuters

(Reuters) – Russian state nuclear company Rosatom is considering selling reactors in Britain and will soon decide whether to apply for a UK reactor licence, a senior company executive said. Rosatom is now building more atomic power plants than any … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere: Incentives and options at Fukushima Daiichi and beyond via Japan Focus

Andrew DeWit Japan’s ruined and radioactive reactor plant at Fukushima Daiichi has been an abiding source of concern among knowledgeable observers. There are a host of good reasons for this reemergence. As this Mainichi survey observes, it is now clear … Continue reading

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